Tuition for Hila
Hila, 21, grew up in a family with 11 siblings. Her father is a maintenance man, and her mother cleans mikvaot. Her father cares about his family, but is so out of touch with his emotions that he has no idea how to raise or discipline his children. As a result, Hila has watched her brothers do whatever they want, some succumbing to the temptations of drugs and alcohol. In fact, for a short while, Hila too turned to cigarettes and alcohol. Fortunately, she recognized the dangers they pose and no longer touches them.
Hila’s home life is so unpleasant that she spends as little time there as possible. She currently works part time in a day care. She has been very successful there and the staff relies on her completely; when the head teacher is ill, Hila fills in for her. But while Hila enjoys the position, she does not feel a calling to work with young children.
Hila is creative, resourceful and good with her hands. She would like to work as a cosmetician, bringing out the beauty in her clients and helping them to feel better about themselves. Hila’s social worker is convinced that Hila can build a successful business in this field, but first she needs to complete the necessary coursework. Hila does not have the money to cover this expense.